19h UTC; THURSDAY, 20 NOVEMBER 2014: You can now add TV Land to the list of broadcasters dumping Bill Cosby (in this case, reruns of The Cosby Show) in the wake of the emerging hysterics about Indecent Sexual Liberties on his part.
Meanwhile, such specimens of warped and distorted patriotism rooted in equally-warped delusions of "blood honour [and] race honour" awaiting President Obama's Address to the American People and Nation this evening (more than likely to be on public radio and television, what with the FreeVee networks balking at giving time to the same) can't wait to sound the Kampfruf to their drookies across the "REAL AmeriKKKa" of rampant and latent, almost inbred even, "poor whiteism" beyond even the "Tea Party" ideal of 'n mensgesenterde Reddingsdaad saving them or their communities according to the doctrines and disciplines of ons styl ekonomesie vryheid being the cornerstone thereof (as much as the channelling of a supposed Organic Unity and Identity of the AmeriKKKan People and Nation expected to groupthink in line with a super-divine "Great Leader"--"Prophet, Seer and Revelator" even--expected to act as their collective voice and conscience in their collective name and behalf, unaware that he may be an unwitting psychopath right out of the old Perils of Pauline serial back in the silent era or its many parodies later on.).
The same brand of "REAL AmeriKKKans" expected to call for President Obama's impeachment, howbeit on rather tenuous grounds, for the Reclamation of Thy Dear and Lovely Land as the True and Rightful Heir to Apartheid South Africa's Title and Mantle as God's Own Country. Likewise "answer the call" to act in sadisto "goon squads" expected to discreetly "blend in" with protesters responding to That Ferguson-Related Grand Jury Verdict which you're probably aware of, acting the role of agent provocateur For God, Country and Race (and, if caught, to invoke The Five Words--"I have nothing to say"--to police investigartors, even if they feel need to resort to The Third Degree, especially where sjamboks, groping of the naughty bits and worse come into the equation).
The weather may appear to be cold for the time being, but if the first signs of an El Niño pattern emerging off Australia are any indication, the winter imminent for the Upper Midwestern states could actually turn out being all the milder than average. Which, even factoring in lower crude-oil prices as are themselves translating into lower prices in themselves for home heating oil, natural gas and propane, still means more money in consumers' pockets ... and yet conservative prolefeeders fear cheap gasoline Threatens Our National and Sovereign Identity as a Peculiar Among the Nations, even as the NYMEX price for benchmark crude oil is approaching $72/bbl., and risks going all the lower.
So what's the more realistic threat?
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